Meaning of “proceedings” in the English Dictionary

"proceedings" in English

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proceedingsnoun [ plural ]

uk /prəˈsiː.dɪŋz/ us /proʊˈsiː.dɪŋz/

(Definition of “proceedings” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proceedings" in American English

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proceedingsplural noun

us /prəˈsid·ɪŋz, proʊ-/

a series of actions that happen in a planned and controlled way:

As the president was sworn in, the nation watched the proceedings on TV.

(Definition of “proceedings” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"proceedings" in Business English

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proceedingsnoun [ plural ]

uk /prəˈsiːdɪŋz/ us LAW

the actions that are taken in a court of law:

commence/enter into/start proceedings The plaintiffs commenced proceedings for breach of contract.
proceedings against sb/sth Financial institutions have started legal proceedings against him for defaulted loans.
proceedings for sth He commenced proceedings for damages for professional negligence against the defendant.
civil/criminal proceedings
deportation/divorce/foreclosure proceedings

(Definition of “proceedings” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)